Phoenix Bee Removal

Bee Exterminator & Control

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Do you have a bee infestation problem in Phoenix, Arizona? You don’t need to worry, since we are the experts when it comes to bee control and beehive removal services in Phoenix. If you have a swarm of bees that is in or around your home, you should never attempt to tackle the problem by yourself and call in the experts, who have been trained to handle such nuisances.

While most of the pests you have to deal with in and around your home are only unsanitary and inconvenient, bees and wasps are among the few that are actually dangerous. Bee and wasp stings can be incredibly painful — and if you have an allergy to them, even deadly.

If you need bee removal services or wasp control services in Phoenix, AZ, you need the wasp nest and beehive exterminator with the knowledge, tools and experience to rid your home or business of bees and wasps. You need Green Home Pest Control.

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Green Home Pest Control for Bee and Wasp Treatment Pest Control Near Phoenix

Many other types of bees and wasps populate the Phoenix area and nearby locations, as well, and all of them can sting you or your family members. At the first sign of bee or wasp infestation, whether it be a nest, a hive or a swarm, you need to be on the phone to Green Home Pest Control. Our experts can recognize all the different types of stinging insects that may be plaguing you and know just how to find them and get rid of them fast.

Here at Green Home Pest Control, we have got professional Phoenix bee removal specialists who have been trained to safely and effectively remove Africanized (Killer) honey bees. Our technicians are familiar with the habits and biology of bees and therefore, use only the best bee control methods to get rid of your bee infestation without letting the problem escalate further.

The Phoenix, Arizona valley is home to a lot of bees, of which 95 percent of them are Africanized honey bees. The Africanized honey bee is known to have a lethal sting and they are very aggressive in nature if they are provoked or disturbed near their nest. They are quick to swarm and attack and will even chase their target for miles, which is why it is advised to let the professional exterminator deal with them.

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What Types of Bees and Wasps Can You Find in Phoenix, Arizona?

While there are dozens of species of bees and wasps in Arizona, some of the most common types include:

  • American Bumblebee: The American Bumblebee is probably one of the most well-known of the stinging insects. These fuzzy yellow and black bees are mostly harmless, but the queen and workers can sting if their nest is threatened. The bumblebee’s stinger doesn’t have barbs like honeybees do, so it can sting repeatedly. Bumblebees do pose a threat to people with allergies. If you see a hive on your property, please contact our bee exterminators for bee removal.
  • Bald Faced Hornet: Bald-faced hornets—which are actually a type of wasp and not a true hornet—are black and white stinging insects similar to yellow jackets. Unlike bumblebees, these pests are quite aggressive and will sting repeatedly. These highly social insects will attack as a group if they perceive a threat to their nest. Although bald-faced hornets help control other types of pests in the environment, the danger of being stung can outweigh their usefulness. Contact us if you notice the oval nests of bald-faced hornets near your home.
  • Yellow Jacket: These aggressive pests can deliver stings over and over again, making them one of the most feared insects in the animal kingdom. Yellow jackets can be very quick to attack when their nests are disturbed. There are several common types of yellow jackets in Arizona, including the common yellow jacket, aerial yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket. Because these stinging insects pose a serious, even deadly, health threat, call Green Home Pest Control at the first sign of their presence.
  • Velvet Ant: These pests may look like fancy ants, but beware—this red and black insect is actually a vicious, stinging wasp. The females have stingers but do not have wings, while males have wings but no stingers. Here in Arizona, there are dozens of velvet ant species, which have few natural predators due to their tough exoskeletons. If you need expert wasp nest removal, please contact us.
  • Carpenter Bees: Often mistaken for American bumblebees for their similar appearance, carpenter bees pose more of a threat to your home than they do to your health. Their large jaws are powerful enough to chew through wood and damage your home’s exterior.

The Cause of the Problem.

There is no specific cause for bees making beehives around your home or swarming nearby, since the Africanized honey bees generally thrive in the warm climate of Phoenix, Arizona. You can determine whether the problem is serious by checking for bee swarms and beehives.

Swarms: Bee swarms occur when a large group of bees gather around a tree or a building. These bees generally break off from their colony in order to create a new colony. They stay together as a swarm until they find a new home, and will not be very aggressive.

Beehives: Beehives are basically home to bee colonies, where the queen bee lays eggs and the other bees produce and store honey and build honeycomb. Beehives are often built in places where there is shade and the area is covered. It will generally be in attics, garages, interior or exterior walls, or in hollow tree trunks.

How Do We Treat The Problem?

Here at Green Home Pest Control, we are used to dealing with all types of pests. We can safely get rid of any pest control problem and will only use the best products on the market in our bee removal and bee control services. We use environmental friendly products and techniques that will not harm the bees. All of our technicians are experienced in handling Africanized honey bees, and will use humane techniques to ensure that they get rid of the infestation and that you have peace of mind.

Prevention Techniques.

There is no guarantee that bees will not swarm around your place or make a hive near your home, even after you have practiced the recommended prevention techniques. However, they can lessen the chances of killer bees moving in or around your home. Here are some prevention techniques you can practice:

  • Seal your home
  • Fill out the empty places
  • Screen all your vents regularly

Why Choose Green Home Pest Control for Bee and Wasp Pest Control in Phoenix, AZ?

When it comes to pest control in and around Phoenix, we are the best. Our clients love us because we use safer pest removal products that are organically derived and botanical that are better for the environment but still extremely effective. Anyone we send to you is a carefully vetted and background-checked employee of the company, not someone we barely know. Our team arrives promptly, assesses the problem and takes care of it efficiently, all while providing you with the utmost courtesy and attention to customer service.

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  • Honeycomb Removal & Honey Cleanup
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  • Our Technicians are State Certified
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Contact Us Today for Beehive Removal and Wasp Control and Nest Removal Services In and Around Phoenix, AZ

We serve homes and businesses throughout the Phoenix area, including Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and more. As a local, family-owned company, the Green Home Pest Control team understands your pest issues and has the experience to take care of them. We also guarantee your satisfaction: If your pest problem persists, our state-certified exterminators will be glad to come back and re-service your home at no charge to you. 

To get rid of dangerous stinging pests right away, call the bee control and wasp control experts at Green Home Pest Control at (480)525-7378 or contact us for a free, no-obligation quote now.

Bee & Wasp Removal FAQs

There are many steps you can take to reduce the chance that you will be stung by a bee or other types of stinging insects. These include:
  • Be careful when you enter any places where stinging pests may nest, such as sheds or other outbuildings that are often undisturbed.
  • Before you begin to mow or use other types of outdoor power equipment, take time to inspect the area you’ll be working in.
  • If you find a nest or infestation, do not disturb it or attempt to exterminate it yourself—call a bee pest control professional.
  • If you spot just one stinging insect, don’t swat at it.
  • Wear light-colored clothing and avoid wearing strong fragrances.
  • Be especially vigilant around flowering plants.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to stings, consult with your physician about carrying an epinephrine auto injector with you.
  • Unless you’re an expert in pest identification, assume all types of bees are capable of stinging you.
Like most types of pests in the Phoenix area, bees seek shelter, food, and water. If you can limit their access to all three, you will make your home less attractive to bees. Here’s how:
  • Get rid of outdoor clutter. Clear away stacks of dry wood and piles of decaying leaves, particularly those close to your house.
  • Don’t leave unused hoses, buckets, planters and other items out in the yard.
  • Make sure any old nests or hives are completely removed to keep bees from returning.
  • Inspect your house for entry points. Bees and many other types of pests need only a ⅛-inch opening to enter. Seal holes with caulk, screening, foam, or silicone.
  • If you’re planning a new landscape, try to locate flowering plants as far from your house as you can. 
  • Don’t let standing water become a literal watering hole for bees. Empty out containers, debris, toys, and other items that may hold small amounts of water. You can even put a container of water in an undisturbed spot away from your home that bees will go to instead of coming close to your house in search of a drink.
Africanized bees look too much like European honeybees for most people to be able to tell them apart. Because Africanized bees are so aggressive and any bee colony can be dangerous, the best course of action is to call Green Home Pest Control. Our licensed technicians can identify the type of bee you may have.
In our dry climate, bees will seek any source of the water they need. That includes swimming pools, fountains, birdbaths, and even leaky garden faucets. They will also help themselves to small amounts of water left standing in objects around your house, such as watering cans or flower pots.
Different species may set up housekeeping in different spots (bumblebees may nest on the ground, while honey bees don’t, for example), but like many types of pests, bees and wasps prefer areas that are undisturbed. Places to look for colonies around your home and on your property include:
  • Outbuildings, such as sheds and barns
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Beneath eaves
  • In trees and shrubbery
  • In the voids between walls
Note that Africanized bees build small colonies, so you may find them in spaces such as water meter boxes, mailboxes, old tires, or even a flowerpot. This is why it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings so that you don’t get surprised by an active colony of Africanized bees. Yellow jackets build their nests on the ground, so look for them underneath decks and porches. You may also find them in wall voids or other spaces within structural elements of your home.
If you’re unfamiliar with the various types of stinging insects we have here in the Phoenix area, it’s easy to confuse one with another. Even those in the know may use some terms interchangeably, but these are the facts:
  • A hornet is actually the largest type of wasp.
  • Yellow jackets are wasps.
  • There are types of wasps that are solitary and those that are social. Hornets and yellow jackets are social and live in colonies with a queen. Examples of solitary wasps, which are usually not aggressive, are digging wasps and mud daubers.
As for appearance, the bald-faced hornets that we have here in Arizona are black with white or gray bands and are usually larger than wasps. Yellow jackets can be identified by the black and yellow bands they have on their bodies.  If you’re unsure about the type of stinging insect you’ve seen at your home, please contact us. Our experienced technicians can identify the pest you have and recommend a customized treatment plan.
We do not recommend that you try any DIY methods for bee removal. Because there’s always the possibility that the bees you have are either Africanized bees or a hybrid of the European bee and Africanized bee—both of which are aggressive—you may be putting yourself, your family, or your pets at risk of being stung. An online search may yield suggestions for bee removal such as spraying chemicals on the hive, striking it with a pole, hosing it with a strong stream of water, or even setting it on fire. None of these methods will solve the problem, but they may put you in danger. At Green Home Pest Control, we have bee removal specialists with the training, experience, products, and equipment to safely and humanely get rid of any bee infestation you have. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote for our bee extermination services.
Each hive and its environment is different, so the cost of bee removal depends upon several factors, including the size of the hive and exactly where it’s located. The bee removal experts at Green Home Pest Control will be glad to provide you with an estimate for our services that’s tailored to your specific needs.
Bees are our most important pollinator and our source of honey and beeswax, so we recommend attempting removal and relocation of a hive as the first step. As soon as you see a hive, contact Green Home Pest Control. We will assess the situation and identify the species of bee you have before we take any action.  One of the first steps in successfully relocating a colony is to remove the queen bee. As long as she is in the hive, the bees will return. If we are able to remove and relocate the hive to prevent its collapse, that will be our course of action. If relocation is not a viable option, we will treat the hive to kill the bees and dispose of the threat. If you have questions about our bee removal methods or would like to get a quote, please contact us.
We serve the following areas: We offer free online quotes for our bee and wasp control services or you can call us at 435-525-PEST (7378) with your questions or to schedule service.

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